Re-Reading the Future
The Mobility project aims at bringing together young artists from 5 EU countries to work together both on distance and at a common workshop and to create works of contemporary art with 2 main topics: "Elite European art in a role of underground of European civilisation" and "Ephemeral nature of art works and a future of European art".
In each country there is a national partner institution that is responsible for the local management of national working group. / Please see Partners section for details./
After an initial stage of national preparation there was a 12 days international workshop held in May 2008 in the National Gallery in Prague bringing all the art groups together to exchange their art views and concepts and to create final collection of art objects, which where exhibited within a frame of the International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2008, the National Gallery in Prague in June - September 2008. /Please see some pictures of the workshop under Workshop menu./
All the partners will conclude all the project works at the final meeting at the occasion of closing ceremony for Sofia as part of Travelling Exhibition.
Mobility represents an effort for new display of one exhibition on diverse places with different contexts. The nature of manifestations of art is focusing on the inter-transitory phenomena.
Each country contributes with a presentation of four different manifestations of contemporary art: painting (equal what kind of painting it will be), sculpture (statue, installation etc.), new media and architecture (as art in the context of presentation on an exhibition).
Main aspect of Mobility seen from the point of view of content is the transitive nature of art, what actually means a new concentration on “ephemeral” nature of art and art work. By this we would like to stress a distance to tendencies drawn by manipulating powers of dealers, collectors, publishers. All of them are participating on instrumental petrifaction of those features, convenient for them, but not convenient for a broader communication with or through art outside manipulating priorities.
The feelings and needs of young generation are much closer to transitive nature of art than represents majority of manifestations of older and more established generation. This is one argument why we limited age of artist by their 35 years. This is also an argument in favor of a bigger role of performance, audio and video in the whole presentation of contemporary art.
Nevertheless mobility is very significant for contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. Pointing transitive nature of art means new attention to subtle sensitivity.
Project partners :
Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki /Finland/
Cross Czech /Czech Republic/
National Gallery in Prague /Czech Republic/ - project coordinator
National Museum of Bulgarian Art /Bulgaria/
Perve Galerie /Portugal/
Turlej Gallery /Poland/